Q: Can you briefly explain your research? Why do you think the press has been so excited about it? A: My research looks at the effect of physical appearance on the selection of male and female candidates. The media picked up on the research about men, I think, because there was an effect of male looks, but not female looks. It turns out that when attractive men are considered for cooperative workplaces, they are preferred. When they are considered for competitive workplaces, they are more avoided because they are seen as future threats to decision-makers. The rest of my research is more in line with what has been done in past. Basically a woman\u2019s attractiveness is not associated with intelligence, smartness or competence, while a male\u2019s attractiveness is. So regardless of the kind of workplace \u2014 whether one based in competition or cooperation \u2014 the looks of female candidates did not have any effect on hiring decisions. In a man\u2019s case, it did.